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Trump, Abe to coordinate N.K. policy at White House meeting

Trump, Abe to coordinate N.K. policy at White House meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will coordinate their next steps to achieve North Korea’s denuclearization when they meet at the White House this week, a senior U.S. government official said Thursday. Abe will be in Washington on Friday for an official working visit, which will include bilateral meetings involving national […]

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

North Korean propaganda outlets called on South Korea on Friday to deal with inter-Korean issues free from intervention by the United States, accusing Washington of hindering cross-border cooperation. The North’s media has made a series of such appeals in recent months, as joint projects agreed between the two sides have made little headway amid a […]

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said peace and security on the Korean Peninsula will entirely depend on Washington’s future attitude during his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said Friday. In the summit held in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday, Kim blamed Washington’s “unilateral” attitude for the breakdown of […]

Demand for China-US cooperation far outweighs frictions: spokesperson

Demand for China-US cooperation far outweighs frictions: spokesperson

Common interests between China and the US far outweigh their differences, and the demand for cooperation far outweighs frictions, a spokesperson for the national political advisory body said Saturday. Guo Weimin, the spokesperson for the second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said so at a press […]

US returns 361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, artifacts to China

US returns 361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, artifacts to China

361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics and artifacts were returned to China by the US at a repatriation ceremony held in Indianapolis on Feb.28, local time. At the ceremony, representatives from China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration (SACH) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) signed and exchanged certificate of transfer.   These cultural relics […]

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

North Korea aired a documentary film on leader Kim Jong-un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, reaffirming its willingness to continue negotiations despite the talks’ breakdown without a deal. The 75-minute feature, aired on Korean Central TV on Wednesday, said the two countries can write a new history and future if they engage in the […]

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

South Korea has detected signs of North Korea restoring an ancillary building of its Dongchang-ri long-range missile launch site that it partially disassembled last year, a government source in Seoul said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Beyond Parallel, a project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that its satellite imagery analysis showed […]

After Singapore, Can Sizzle Be Replaced With Steak?

After Singapore, Can Sizzle Be Replaced With Steak?

WHAT can face-to-face diplomacy between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un achieve? It is wisest not to expect a revolutionary change in Trump’s approach and instead for him to play to his strengths: ceremony and personal relationships. On substance, the South Korean-led process should be allowed to take the lead […]

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

As the metaphor suggests, summitry sits at the pinnacle of international politics; indeed, the term was first introduced by none other than Winston Churchill. Defined most broadly as face-to-face meetings of heads of state, summits have on occasion proven to be defining historical moments: Neville Chamberlain at Munich, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in […]

What happened, or didn’t happen, when Trump and Kim met again

What happened, or didn’t happen, when Trump and Kim met again

When Kim Jong-un chose to travel nearly 4,000 kilometers by train to meet Donald Trump, it was only the beginning of a long and bumpy road to disarmament and peace, which remains out of reach after many handshakes, pleasantries and two days of talks. The North Korean leader and the U.S. president once again became […]

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